Colleges in San Diego

Colleges in San Diego

The city of San Diego in California is the second-largest city in the state and the economic center of the region. Primarily focusing on military and defense-related activities, San Diego is also known for manufacturing, international trade, and the up-and-coming biotechnology sector, largely in part to the University of California in San Diego and the UCSD Medical Center.

With one of the highest-ranking educated populouses, the city is home to a number of institutions, including several public options, such as San Diego State University, and the San Diego Community College District, and UCSD, which is also home to the only school of medicine in the city. There are four law schools in San Diego, three of which are accredited by the ABA, California Western School of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and the University of San Diego School of Law. The city is home, primarily, to private colleges and universities, including Point Loma Nazarene University, John Paul the Great Catholic University, San Diego Christian College, and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, as well as many others.

While the city has planned expansions for public transport, including extending that range of the trolleys, most residents own and use vehicles as their primary mode of transportation. The San Diego International Airport, located in San Diego Bay, is the busiest single-runway airport in the US.

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San Diego State University is a public research institution located in San Diego, California. What began as an all-female college for elementary school teachers now consists of 8 colleges that offer 95 undergraduate programs plus a variety of...

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From my experience the professors are entertaining and informational so class isn't completely boring.

” – Pharon from San Diego, CA

Founded in 1960, the University of California of San Diego is a research institution located in La Jolla, CA. The 1,200 coastal woodland campus along the Pacific Ocean is home to six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, 5 graduate and...

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Overall, the quality of UCSD's education system is exceptional. By offering a large variety of classes and majors, one will definitely find a specific major with classes oriented for the individual or have the privilege to sample everything that is...

” – Siyang

The University of San Diego is a private research university affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. USD offers 42 different bachelor's degrees and 54 minors, in addition to various study abroad programs, and more than half of the student body...

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I am a freshman who is a science major. The teachers in the science are so knowledge and very available to help every student. I also found my Calculus 2 teacher to be very helpful and found that class great. Overall I enjoyed all my teachers...

” – Erin from Auburn, WA

Founded by the Church of the Nazarene in 1902, Point Loma Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts college in San Diego. PLU offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 fields of study and the university’s Office of Strengths and Vocation provides...

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The professors at Point Loma are very loving and are willing to work with students individually if they are struggling. It's very possible for them to do this because there are so few students at Point Loma when compared to other universities. Each...

” – Jessica from Mission Viejo, CA

National University is a private not-for-profit institution with multiple locations throughout California and one campus in Nevada. NU provides concentrated programs aimed at adult learners with courses scheduled on weeknights and weekends. The...

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National University has a wide range of courses. Their instructors are quite diverse in knowledge and experience. Ever since I transferred here I stopped screwing around and got my academic path together, you kind of have no choice but to succeed...

” – Andrew from La Quinta, CA

Palomar College is a public community college operating one main campus and three academic centers around San Diego County, California. Many students choose to study the social sciences, fire prevention and safety technology, or paramedic training...

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I am learning a lot from this school. Not just academic wise, but also social wise. The teachers are well educated, but the learning system differs from high school.

” – Mary from San Marcos, CA

Grossmont College is a public, 2-year institution located in El Cajon, California. The college features a number of student service facilities, such as the Assistive Technology Center, the Dream Center, the CalWORKs Student Services, and the Career...

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Some of the teachers go a bit easy because they know many people are right out of high school.

” – Amber from Alpine, CA

San Diego City College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of California. Among the school’s many degree and certificate program options are many unique areas of study, such as Chicano Studies, Futures Studies, and Dance...

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amazingly easy to get started even if you have not attended in a long time. way easier processing for student needs and financial aid assistance than 30 years ago (when i last went) dont wait any longer go to school.

” – TAFFY from IMPERIAL BEACH, CA

San Diego Mesa College is a public community college based in San Diego, California. It is the largest community college in the city and part of the San Diego Community Colleges District. Noted programs include culinary arts and food service...

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Once the schedule for the upcoming semester is up, plan your schedule! So when it's time for you to register you can simply add the classes that you already planned rather than looking at that time. Classes fill up FAST; you don't want to miss your...

” – DJ from San Diego, CA

With campus situated on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding community, California State University-San Marcos is a 4-year public institution in southern California and part of the Cal State system. CSUSM is home to colleges of Humanities, Business...

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the quality of the education really depends on the professor. I've had some GREAT professors and some not so great professors. Overall though, most of the professors really care about you as a student and are willing to help you in any way

” – Lindsey

Cuyamaca College is a 2-year community college in the eastern San Diego area. Among its 91 degree programs and 74 certificates, Cuyamaca offers several foreign language programs including Arabic, Native American languages, and Aramaic. The college’s...

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I am definitely learning a lot in the higher level classes at Cuyamaca. For example, I am taking a chemistry class with the head of the chemistry department, and she is an amazing professor. People take her if they want to go far in their careers...

” – Katelyn from El Cajon, CA

Founded in 1970, San Diego Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college that educates students through teachings of the Scripture. SDCC is a private institution and associates with the evangelical denomination of Christianity. The suburban...

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Currently I'm a Human Development APS student at San Diego Christian College. I have nothing but good things to report. To sum it up I will use the word, Outstanding!

” – Betty B. North Carolina

Alliant International University is a private for-profit institution based in San Diego, California. Alliant operates multiple campuses around the state and abroad in Mexico, Japan, and China. Students can opt for the “Fast-Track” and take graduate...

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I have great professors and they are very invested in you being able to understand. They want you to learn

” – Dorothy from Anaheim, CA

San Diego Miramar College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of California. The campus features a number of resource facilities for students to utilize, such as the Academic Success Center, which offers independent study spaces...

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San Diego Miramar College is a culturally diverse campus. It has all resources needed to succeed. It has amazing professors, faculty, and adminstration to guide you with your academic career.

” – Amanda from San Diego, CA

John Paul the Great Catholic University is a small private university in the San Diego metro area. JPCatholic blends hands-on instruction in creative arts and business with a Catholic liberal arts education. The school operates on a quarter system...

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This is a great school for striving for personal excellence. You will grow in the faith with the curriculum centered around the love of Jesus Christ; you will grow intellectually through challenging courses and caring professors; all around, this...

” – Matthew from Escondido, CA

The California Western School of Law is a legal institution and the oldest law school in San Diego. California Western features a JD degree that can be paired with master’s degrees in Business Administration and Social Work. To gain legal expertise...

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a legal institution in San Diego. Thomas Jefferson features a JD curriculum as well as online master’s and doctor of Law programs. To provide simulated law practice outside of the classroom, Thomas Jefferson...

With a campus located between San Diego and the US/Mexican border, Southwestern College is the only 2-year community college in the southern part of San Diego County. In order to serve this well-populated region, Southwestern offers over 320 degree...

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The quality of professors here is great. The professors will either lecture clear enough to grasp a subject, or they will force the students to put in time outside of class to master the subject. Usually the teachers that are notorious for being hard...

” – Jesus from San Diego, CA

California College San Diego-San Marcos is a career-focused college for adult students and a regional campus of the CCSD system in the San Diego metro area. The San Marcos campus offers 36-month bachelor’s degree programs in Business and Technology...

California College San Diego is a private institution for working adults comprised of four schools of Healthcare, Business, Technology, and Graphic Arts. The college confers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees and several of its associate...

From its campus in the greater San Diego area, Southern California Seminary is a Christian institution training students for ministry. The seminary’s academic programs are founded on Biblical literalism and culminate in a bachelor’s degree in...

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is a graduate school and research institution in San Diego dedicated to training medical scientists and eradicating disease. SBP is home to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences featuring a 4.5...

Established in 1995, California International Business University is a private, 4-year institution located in San Diego. CIBU offers degrees in Business Administration from a bachelor’s to doctoral level as well as a non-credit Business Fundamentals...

Westminster Seminary California is a Christian graduate school in southern California dedicated to training future pastors and the first Reformed seminary in the western United States. Westminster Seminary offers master’s degrees in Divinity...

The High Tech High Graduate School of Education is a teaching grad school in San Diego with a focus on progressive educational theory. HTH offers a master’s degree in Educational Leadership designed for teachers and school leaders dedicated to...